Kotaku Speed Dating

Kotaku Speed Dating

Kotaku Speed DatingHi everyone. My name is Mark Serrels. I like eating kebabs, drinking Irn Bru and running until I vomit. But enough about me – we already did the introduction and the interview – I want to know about you. Yes. You. I’m speaking directly to you!

That’s right – for one night only – this is Kotaku speed dating. This is where you get to introduce yourself to me.

We’re going to keep it simple, I want to know a couple of things specifically, just so I can get the general gist of everyone and why they’re awesome.

Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!) Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it? Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011. And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time?

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  • Hi Mark!

    -Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)

    I’m a uni bum who enjoys western RPGs (used to like JRPGs but grew tired of the grind), racing games that aren’t too serious, and… well, almost all genres that aren’t sports games.

    -Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?

    Halo: Reach, I play it every night for the challenges, and it’s an excuse to party up with my friends to have a bit of fun. Also playing GH: WOR, it’s a lot better than the last few titles in the series.

    -Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.

    I don’t even recall what’s coming out in 2011. All I care about at the moment is Kinect, I can’t wait to play Dance Central and Dance Masters/Evolution.

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.

    Baldur’s Gate series. Well, virtually anything by Black Isle/Bioware, to be honest (though I don’t really look forward to/care about the Old Republic MMO, strangely).

  • My name is Steve, I work as the multichannel (7TWO & 7MATE) team leader in the commercials department at Channel 7. I am 25 and used to own an xbox 360 until it broke for the third time.

    Now I play on a PS3, looking forward to Space Marine, Killzone 3 & Call of Duty Black Ops (among others).

    That said, most of my time is spent playing Team Fortress 2 or Company of Heroes Eastern Front on my PC. Team Fortress 2 is by far my favourite game of all time (though followed by Fallout 3) and I’m pretty much still in love with Sonic 2.

    And FIN.

  • Names Andrew, soon to be 25 in a couple of weeks!! Have just ordered Pizza Mmmmmmm. Work for Eb Games woot woot!

    Game at the moment is good old fear combat (mp side of things, sp bores me to death)

    Looking forward to – Brink and Guildwars 2

    Favourite of all time – Diablo 2

  • Hey there, I am Adam and a fairly regular commenter here. I’m a ‘gaming academic’ writing my PhD in the Media Department at Macquarie in Sydney.

    Game of the moment is Civ5, but with this new laptop I’ve just installed Empire Total War also which never really got a fair go before… can’t really comment on Civ5 yet as I’ve only played one game and on too easy a level to really get a feel for it I think.

    I’m actually looking forward to Fable 3 a lot right now, I know its not 2011 though. I haven’t picked on to get worked up about next year yet.

    Favorite game of all time is really tough to pick. I played an awful lot of GoldenEye back in the day, I was a major World of Warcraft devotee for a while too. Hard to pick a singular favorite though, I like different things about a lot of games 🙂

    Also… anyone know why I can’t login with my Facebook account here? Brings up an empty window for me today, on Chrome.

  • Male, Mid 20’s, Married, Child, Full time employed.

    Currently playing Runes of Magic, and Minecraft.

    Minecraft is a contender for best game ever, but it’s still young so I’ll wait a little bit before I revise my ‘favorite game of all time’.

    Runes of Magic is so beyond ‘better then expected’ that I’m a little lost for words. The features list is significant and the content (so far) is a lot of fun.

    2011 just screams The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2.

    Current place holder for favorite game of all time is…

    Interstate ’76.

    What!?

  • I’m Tad, I’m an IT student, I like taking long walks in the Capital Wastelands and enjoy watching the sun attack me in Super Mario 3.

    Right now, I’m playing Heroes of Newerth and Minecraft. I prefer HoN, it only takes 40 minutes to get my fix, rather than the addiction-inducing MineCraft.

    2011 will be the year of the nanosuit! Viva La Crysis 2!

    Morrowind, dead and simple. Pity Oblivion let me down… 🙁

  • I hate the government and conservatist lunatics.

    i am playing alien swarm, i do like it

    The old republic

    Halo, uncharted 2, abes oddysee

  • Hi Mike! I was away for the time you were introducing yourself with family stuff, so i inadvertantly called you Mike when i came back, no i think at least a couple of us may be calling you Mike for a little while. So let me start off by saying “sorry”.

    SORRY!

    As for me, i’m probably Kotaku’s prominent poster and competition junkie. On the downside i guess you could say that the majority of my posts lack what you may like to refer to as ‘consistency’, ‘thought’ or even ‘sanity’.
    Don’t let that fool you, though, i am actually 25 and hold a decent job, although i probably spend more time on here than working on some days…
    This is because i am somewhat addicted to our wonderful little community here. The people are great and the news is constant and enjoyable.

    I love my rock and metal music (but listen to most anything) and play pretty much any genre of game, new and old and i have a lovely partner who is the complete opposite! haha

    At the moment i’m still trying to get some time with my copy of Dead Rising 2. Case 0 was my most recently completed game which was an absolute blast! Also currently going through Mass Effect which is quite enjoyable, but a few things niggle at me about it.

    In 2011 i’m looking forward to gears 3 the most. While it’s not the most intellectual title there is, it does look like a lot of fun! I actually really enjoyed the first 2 and think this next one has TONNES of potential!

    Also, i don’t know if i have a favoite game of all time. But Fallout 1+2 are well up there along with a bevy of other titles. Maybe i’m just easily pleased?

    • that was supposed to be our little secret (Mike). I used it in last weeks talk amongst post thinking I was super funny!

      • I think i might still call him mike for the remainder of the week, though.

        You know, because i’m hilarious…

        • Junglist told me about the Mike thing! As New Kids on the Block once sagely stated: call it what you want baby!

  • Kebabs and Irn-Bru eh? It seems I have found a kindred spirit!

    Also born and raised in Scotland (Stirling area and, later, Paisley) I was exposed to video game radiation at a young age, back when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I enjoy Indian food. I’m a qualified animator but not a professional one. I watch TV commercials for a living which is a special kind of hell.

    Right now, the top of my play pile consists of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (between the odd fan boy moment of giggling in delight I usually swear and curse things like “What? I wasn’t trying to swing there!” or. “Grab the barrel! Why are you attacking the invulnerable bad guy? I wasn’t even aiming that way!” and Enslaved which I haven’t played much of but am enjoying immensely.

    Most looking forward to Little Big Planet 2! ‘Nuff said.

    Favourite game? I’d have to say Suikoden on the original Playstation or Super Mario World. I’m trying to not say FFVII.

    • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)

      VG Character Animator. Amateur soccer player. Gamer. Motorcycle enthusiast.

      playing right now..

      A mix of Civ V, F1, Demons Souls, & RDR.
      Wouldn’t be playing them if I didn’t enjot it!

      most looking forward to in 2011.

      Diablo 3 (I hope), Brink, Firefall, Black Prophecy

      And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.

      Gonna go with Syndicate on that one, cos it’s one of the only games that hasn’t (yet) been cashed in on the remake feeding frenzy

      P.S. – are there really NO girls posting here on Kotaku?

    • Oops sorry didn’t mean to spam your post Crono.

      I was going to ask though – ever thought of animating for video games?

      • No probs Escape. And to answer your question- Yes. To answer in more detail… Yes I have. To be honest, since I got my degree and discovered there was really very little work out there unless I was chinese and worked for spare change, I haven’t given a great deal of thought to animation either way. It is still something I would love to do.

  • Howdy Mark! I’ll be blunt. … 3 way.

    Anyhoo, I’m Qumulys (said like the type of cloud), but I’m also known as Q-bo, as given to me by my little furry friend Chuloopa, or Loops, or Mr Chuloopa Mc Choopinson. Me and loops may appear a little odd, but thats… well ok, we are a little odd. We spent a year trying to get Sir Goose to go in for a 3 way, but we kept getting rejected!! He somehow had a forcefield against our charm.. 🙁 ???

    I’m normally a big poster on here, but have been having some medical problems lately, which has been preventing me from gaming! Its torture! But, if I could be gaming, I’d be riding my pony into the sunset in RDR.

    Looking forward to Gran Turismo, which will probably be delayed again until 2011….

    Favourite game of all time… hmmm… Thats like choosing which of my daughters is my favourite!!

    Anyways, goodluck on the gig, and don’t be scared *stokes Marks cheek*

  • Hi MArk
    40 year old gamer with wifey who hates Playstation and 2 1/2 year old not up to speed yet on what is required in ‘man land’ (playroom with all his toys as well)
    Not playing with PS3 as it has YLOD (waiting for Christmas deals!) and dealing with pile of shame for PSP.
    So playing Hexyz Force (at end of first half of story) Battles good but a lot of walking and unnecessarily regenerated monsters! & GTA China Town Wars which while only at the start seems quite good.
    I want GT5 but thats November so never having played Duke Nukem want to see what the fuss is about Forever
    In June played Red Dead Redemption and thought it was the finest game ever.
    Matthew

  • Hi Mark. Your, er… hair looks pretty.

    I’m a 19 year old uni student (aren’t we all?!), who just came out of a long term relationship with another editor (and then the hedonistic rebound with Jung), but now I think I’m ready to try and settle down again.

    Halo Reach & F1 2010 take up the small amount of time I can devote to gaming at the moment, but post-semester I hope to make up for lost time and splurge on some stuff.

    Possibly including a Duke Nukem preorder, but at the moment I’m just watching with interest because next year is going to be all about the 3DS – Deus Ex is my backup plan if Nintendo somehow manages to disappoint.

    As for my favourite game, well… today, I’m in a bit of a Marathon 2 mood.

    …wait, where are you going? What do you mean it’s not going to work out? You didn’t give us a chance! D:

  • IRN BRU, i like you already 🙂

    Currently playing through Bioshock 2 on the PS3, enjoying it so far even though its much of the same.

    Looking forward to would be the Strangers Wrath remake on the PS3 or Deadspace 2

    Favorite game of all time would have to be Final Fantasy X, i play through it once a year.

    Glad to have you at the helm and best of luck
    Danny

  • Hey Mark, welcome! Again!

    I’m Tom, a twenty something dude with no idea what to do as a career (I’ve got a degree, and I don’t want to do that). I’m currently playing Reach, Reach and a lot of Reach (with a side of Minecraft).

    2011 – probably Brink at this stage. Haven’t really been paying much attention to the release schedule (oops).

    Favourite game – I suck at these questions since I’m a relatively new gamer. But up there would be Jedi Knight 2, GTA VC and Halo CE.

  • Hello.

    I have a question first; do you have a nick-name?

    As for me, I’m studying game design and animation. I like soap.

    What I’m playing right now is nothing really. Bit of MW2, bit of Forza 3, bit of iOS games.

    Game I’m most looking forward to in 2011 is probably Arkham Asylum 2.
    And my favourite game of all time is SW:KotOR (1&2), maybe.

    Nice to meet you, sir

  • Hello, Mark. I’m Crazyguy1990.
    I’m 19, been playing games since I was 6.
    My first game ever was Stunts by Broderbund Software.
    I’m currently playing Bejeweled 2, and I’m loving it.
    The game I’m looking forward to in 2011 is LittleBigPlanet 2.
    My favourite game of all time… well, I actually have two: Burnout 3, and GTR2.

  • I am 41 and with two kids under 12 and married 11 years. Used to love Sydney but have discovered Newcastle!

    Have always been a PC based Strategy Gamer. The Blizzard (who I used to love unquestioningly) introduced me to WOW. That is probably the best (and worst) game ever given to the public. But my brother then introduced me to the PS3 and I have moved away from the PC. So, just finished Bad Company 2 and Assassin’s Creed 2 and about to move on to Batman Arkam Asylum. Enjoying all of it!

    As for 2011, I guess InFamous 2 but really looking to Force Unleashed 2 tbh.

  • You know, if you weren’t eating kebabs while you run you probably wouldn’t vomit.

    QUESTION THE FIRST. I enjoy playing guitar, and draw silly pictures for my blog.
    2. Playing and loving Red Dead Redemption (bit late to that party), SW:TFU (very late to that party), and Minecraft currently.
    3. Portal 2, and Arkham City.
    4. Team Fortress 2.

  • I am FatShady (more fat than shady!). I am a Sydneysider who has been on here regularly for a while now. I have worked in the Insurance industry for over 10 years and currently work as a Business Analyst for the software development arm of my organisation. I am doing my MBA (Final exam next week), have a 2yo son and a wifey. Gaming was a big part of my life before either of them came along and I always remind them of that fact (JK, Love you wifey, like she’d ever read this!!!)
    Also a Trials HD nut currently ranked around 120th globally….. Would hate to see how many hours I have put in. I am playing almost daily a year after the games release, and it was an arcade game that cost $20!

    Just finished Dead Rising 2 and started a second play through (that is a good sign right there), also still doing some RDR co-op, Backbreaker and Trials HD baby! And am giggling like a school girl for Fallout NV.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Seriously have not thought that far in advance. I have no idea what’s coming out and until this damn exam is over, I can’t see much past next Tuesday!

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    As much as I want to say Farenheit as this was the most innovative and interesting at its time, I will go with ol’ faithful GTA San Andreas. This was the game that truly made you feel like you could do anything. I would show friends and say. “lets steal that car, bet you I can drive to the top of that mountain, bet I can jump it off that ramp, but I can parachute down from it, bet I can land on the back of that truck…” Just good ol fashion random fun. 100% complete and still wanted more!

    • Oh and Minecraft also gets a mention from me, as others have already said. I just wont allow myself to get too into it until after the exam also. But I have found magma so I have had a decent crack at digging… I really enjoyed it, but too early to really comment on it here.

  • About Me:

    Hey everyone, the name’s Edmund (Ed or Eddy for short) I like fried rice, noodles and ice cream… I browse the internet for alot of things that I like (that I don’t really need!) and in my spare time (after I get bored playing games or doing something over and over again for more than 1 and a half hours) I like to day dream… I work fulltime as a Civil Drafter for an Engineering firm.

    What I’m playing right now:

    Halo: Reach
    I’m Lt. Colonel Grade 3 (thanks to my little bro!). It’s a good game but the game I look forward to this week is Medal of Honor.

    Most looked forward too game in 2011:
    Definetly Gears of War 3…

    My favourite game of all time:
    Whoa.. It’d probably have to be ‘Silver’ for PC.

  • Hi! I’m Andrew, I’m 18 (until Wednesday), I’m studying games development at Swinburne Uni in Hawthorn, Victoria. I work at EB Games, and own all 3 of the current major consoles, with a strong bias towards playing my Xbox 360.

    At the moment, I, like many others, am playing Minecraft. It really is that awesome. Last night I discovered the greatness of minecarts 😀

    The game I’m looking most forward to is a tie between Bioshock: Infinite and Batman: Arkham City. Both these games look to be crazy good sequels.

    As for my favourite game of all time, this is a really tough question. On one hand, I enjoy the retro shooting goodness of Golden Eye 64, and on the other I always fall back to GTA IV for a bit of senseless violence, and making up my own stories.

    Welcome Mark, I hope your stay is pleasant. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

  • Hi Mark, nice to meet you! Love the bowtie!

    My name is El Phantasmogoro and until last week I was in Japan, so I’m loloking to meet fun, new people like you and your bowtie.

    Right now, I’m playing Super Street Fighter 4, relearning how to use Dudley and Juri is seeming really fun, but I still hate T. Hawk.

    I’m looking forward to the new Tron game on PC, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Kirby’s Epic Yarn on Wii but there isn’t much left coming out this year that I really want to get my hands on.

    My favourite game is the still amazing System Shock 2.

    Call me anytime, cutie! :3

  • I’m 19, currently half way through a Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management and in my spare time I play sport, spend time with the mrs and game.

    Right now I’m playing TF2, Reach, L4D2 and getting back on the Oddworld series.

    I am MOST looking forward to Brink cause I think a lot of developers say they have bought a new formula to the FPS genre and they fail, but Splash Damage actually have a good chance of doing that with what I have seen so far.

    Favourite game of ALL time… TF2… but one with a story, Red Dead Redemption.

  • My name is Matt.
    I’m a computer tech from Sydney.
    I’m currently playing Starcraft II and Heroes of Newerth. I’m quite enjoying SC but HoN is basically a game about prepubescent boy yelling abuse.
    I’m most looking forward to Blink and Gears of War 3.

    My favorite game of all time would have to be Diablo II.

  • Hey Mark,

    I’m a 25 year old married gamer and I too enjoy eating kebabs. Working in the I.T. Industry completing the final year of my Bachelor of I.T.

    Been visiting Kotaku for over a year now, mainly lurking but commenting enough to win a few competitions. The majority of my gaming time is spent on my PS3.

    Favourite game of all time: Really hard to pick, but whenever I think of it Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island always springs to mind. In my mind it is the perfect platformer.
    Currently playing: Enslaved, I’m up to the start of chapter 8. Story and graphics are amazing but there are some pretty obvious flaws with the game. Overall though I’m definitely enjoying it.

    Most looking forward to: I’m normally not a huge racing game fan, but I loved Burnout Paradise and was a big fan of the older NFS games so I’m really looking forward to NFS: Hot Pursuit. I’ll also be picking up the majority of all the other end of year titles.

  • Hi Mark!

    (1)

    I’m a 32 yr old arcade gamer who landed a sweet job making corporate flash games. I spent my youth playing bombjack and bump ‘n jump, followed by a healthy addiction to SF2.

    (2)

    I’m trying to play Demon’s Souls (still). I love it but I just don’t have time to dedicate to it. Setting up the MAME machine in my office so I can at least get through a few classics in my (many) breaks.

    (3)
    I’m looking forward to the 3DS titles. Star Fox will be my first purchase for that.

    (4)
    I have to choose an arcade game. And it has to be BombJack. It’s not THE best game I’ve played but just hearing the music makes me giddy. I played it for hours every day when I was 8.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself –
    DBA for constuction company. i work on site and gaming lets me keep in touch with all my mates back home on a daily basis.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it? –
    WOW, i had my 12-months clean of WoW chip in hand untill last week one of my workmates pointed out the next expansion is due december so i rounded up my mates, all former players too. and were jointly playing new characters re-experiancing the game world before it gets trashed in the expansion.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011. –
    Deus Ex 3(see below)

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time. –
    Deus Ex, the combination of RPG and shooter and cyber-punk open world that really struck a cord long before fallout 3 existed. it was a game where my custom silenced pistol could carry me through the entire story, and getting into a dual wielding machine gun standoff, action hero style meant i had done somthing horribly, horribly wrong. in contrast to Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, etc, etc.

  • Hey Mark.

    Name’s Corey. Final year uni student in Sydney but will probably head back sometime next year to do postgrad. Fan of your work at PSM3 btw.

    Currently playing SSFIV (main Vega but it’s so hard to win with him consistently) and Yakuza 3. Both games are brilliant but my backlog has now become ridiculous.

    Looking forward to Assassin’s Creed:Brotherhood. I’d like to see conclusion of Ezio’s story.

    Favourite game is FFVIII. It sucked me into RPGs and I’ve never really looked back.

  • Hi Mark,

    I’m an (almost) 40 year old gamer, working full time in IT in digital printing.

    I am currently on my 3rd playthrough of Dead Rising 2, but I also picked up Enslaved yesterday, to get me through until Fallout New Vegas.

    I’m also looking forward to Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 and Infamous 2.

    I don’t think I could pick one game which is my favourite ever.. Fallout 3 is up there, Super Mario 64, San Fransisco Rush, Burnout Revenge, the Skate games.. I could go on forever.

  • Hi i’m Stevo. I’ve had some various sorts of game controllers in my hands for about 22 years now and look forward to my twilight years where I’ll spend my retirement getting through my pile of unfinished games (assuming my hands still work by then)

    I’ve recently been playing Spiderman Shattered Dimensions which I loved, and just started on Resident Evil 5 with the Move controller which is kind of cool

    Zelda Skyward Sword, the 3DS, Infamous 2 are all things I’m looking forward too next year.

    Zelda: Wind Waker is my favourite game of all time, it gets a yearly play through because it’s just magic on a little disc.

  • We meet again, Mr Serrels….. sounds like a Bond film, doesn’t it?

    …. well we’ve actually never met, but conversed many a time. Must change that someday…. and involve beer too. I still owe you one.

    You know where I hang out. For those who don’t, click my name thingy.

    Not playing much at the moment as renovating the house is seriously getting in the way of gaming, but at the end there will be 120″ of projection goodness to play upon, so it’s worth the gaming-neglect.

    Seriously want me some new Batman in 2011

    My fave of all time: Breath of Fire II on SNES. We grew up together…. although some would say I never grew up

    cheers

    Peter Pan…… I mean Cav

  • I am Bish!
    This one time, I was folding some origami in class, but then I got a paper cut, but the period had ended so I packed up my stuff and was walking out of the classroom when BAM a hobo jumped out from a tree and attacked me and I was wrestling with him on the ground as he was trying to stab me from a blade made from hobo-hair, and then all my classmates gathered around and watched, shouting “HOBO-FIGHT!” which really hurt my feelings because I thought that kind of implied I was a hobo as well, so then I managed to distract him by throwing a half eaten sandwich onto a guy I really hated so that the hobo attacked him and then I got up and dusted myself off and HERE I AM.

    Playing Minecraft and Etrian Odyssey 3 right now, because I am a masochist and hate myself, so when an oversized parrot manages to completely kill my whole party, I LOVE IT.

    I don’t really keep up with upcoming games (unless a game has really caught my attention), so the only noteworthy 2011 release I can think of (actually, the only 2011 release I can think of) is Deus Ex 3.

    Which then links in nicely with Deus Ex being my favourite game evrar.

    Unless the 3DS counts as a game? Not really, I suppose, but I am still excited for it.

  • harli. 22/f/Sydney.

    HoN. TF2. Killing Floor. Yeah I am.

    The Secret World. Too many others to name.

    Warcraft 3. CUZ I FREAKING ROCK AT IT

  • I’m 40, and have been a video/computer gaming nerd since the 70’s.

    Currently playing Demon’s Souls again – as well as Sports Champions and Tumble on PS3.

    Some all time favourites for each decade:
    * 70’s – A motorbike stunt jump game on a nasty Hanimex catridge system
    * 80’s – Mouse Trap on Colecovision and Pool of Radiance on Amiga
    * 90’s – Dune 2 (the RTS) on PC and Resident Evil 1 on PS2
    * 2000’s – Final Fantasy 12 and Fatal Frame 3 on PS2, Uncharted 2 and Demon’s Souls on PS3

    Looking forward to Killzone 3 in 2011.

  • Hiya Mark. My name is David. I’m a single 37 year old with a variety of hobbies, including electronics, squash, programming, piano, rock climbing, and of course, gaming. I work as a Linux/windows sysadmin.

    I’m just about to finish Assassin’s Creed II. Loving it. A huge improvement on the original game. I was a bit ho-hum about getting it, but saw it going cheaply recently, and decided to give it a chance. Very glad I did.

    The game I’m most looking forward to in 2011? The Last Guardian, with the HD remakes of ICO and SotC a close second. As you can tell, I’m a Team ICO fan.

    Favourite game of all time? Damn, that’s hard to say. I’d rate SotC up there, obviously. I’ve got very fond memories of playing Day of the Tentacle. In fact, anything by Tim Schafer is a winner, particularly DotT, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts.

  • Hey all, nice to meet you!

    I’m Adam, 23, I work as an environment artist in the games industry in Australia. I live with my girlfriend of 6 years and life is pretty sweet.

    Playing Reach and Dead Rising 2 atm.

    Lookin forward to Black Ops most at the moment.

    Fav game of all time is either One Must Fall or Mech Warrior 2.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    I like football, video games, living in Lane Cove.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Fallout 3 is great because of its vast wasteland where everyone has a story; and its soundtrack, to which the Lindy Hop can be danced.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    Interstate ’76, for its excellent funk soundtrack and its addictive, alternate history vehicular combat.

  • Hi,

    I’m rapidly nearing 30, and at some point I should get around to growing up.
    I work for the SA Department of Health. Born in Ireland, but most of my family are from Coatbridge in Glasgow.
    My mum didn’t believe in computer games when I was growing up, so my first game was Age of Empires… and I got hooked.
    I play bagpipes for a band here in Adelaide, and we’re playing at the Edinburgh Tattoo next year.

    I don’t really play online much, but when I do it’s Mercenary Team Deathmatch in CoD:MW2 (I like that it’s accesable and that there’s a team of people getting your back).

    I generally play games for their stories… but the “achievement unlocked” sound is damn catchy.

    Next year?: Dragon Age 2, Batman 2, Crysis 2, Homefront… and some I’ve probably not heard about yet.

    Favourite games is probably TIE Fighter… or Mechwarrior something. Dark Forces was pretty good though.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)

    24 year old IT worker, trying to keep sane with the amount of people who have the same problem: “My computer is broken”. That’s nice, care to elaborate on that? 😛

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Lost my afternoon and night to Civilization V last night, just started it up for a quick game and it ended at 12:30 when I had to be up at 6 to go to work. That, and I’ve been swapping around between DragonBall: Raging Blast and Ace Combat 6

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Witcher: Assassins of Kings, just because I love the first one.

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    I can’t possibly pick out just one, but if you pointed a gun at me, I’d say Metal Gear Solid 3 and then regret not picking another favorite game.

    Nice way to get a feel for your audience. 😛

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    I work as a Marketing Database Strategist for a large software company. Heavily into Gaming, Cars, and Technologyin general.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Playing a few things
    Dead Rising 2 – Freaking love this game, so much random funny stuff you can do 😀
    Split/Second – Awesome offline 1v1 with my flatmates. Easy to pick up and play 😀

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Deus Ex
    Portal 2
    Batman Arkham City

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time

    Hard one to answer. Would have to be one of the following:
    Mario 64
    Golden Eye (specifically the multiplayer)
    Uncharted 1 and 2
    TF2
    Left4Dead 1&2

    I could keep going, as i couldnt pick just one.

  • My name is James, I am a 20 year old game developer looking to get into the industry. Right now I’ve finally bought Demon’s Souls and am getting my ass kicked at that, I’ve also dusted off my copy of Star Wars: Republic Commando and am playing through that again.

    It’s a hard toss up to decide what games I’m most looking forward to in 2011, it’s currently between Batman: Arkham City, Bioshock Infinite, Brink, Crysis 2, Diablo 3, TLOZ: Skyward Sword, Portal 2, or The old republic. Gun to my head though, it would probably be Portal 2. My favourite game of all time would be Star Wars: Dark Forces 2, hence the name. The game was a heap of fun, and there were some awesome mods for it. Best game I’ve played recently (and probably ever will for all time (prove me wrong, game industry 😉 )) is Red Dead Redemption.

  • Hey Mark,

    21 year old uni bum here, studying communications/journalism. Some tell me I’m a bit lazy with most things they deem important to life (such as cooking, cleaning, remembering what day it is), but enjoy all things gaming – playing them, talking about them writing about them, even writing my own harebrained schemes on the back of coffee shop napkins.

    As well as my two big ‘standby’ games that I play constantly (Team Fortress 2 with my clan and League of Legends with my mates) I’ve been tackling Dead Rising 2 these past weeks, and loving it immensely. I’m about half-way through my second playthrough, which says a lot for a guy who’s normally lucky to finish his first playthrough of most games.

    Most looking forward to of 2011? Well, my fingers are crossed (to the point of snapping) that we’ll either hear something about Diablo III at Blizzcon this month, or Half-Life 3: Episode 3. But that’s a bit of a pipe dream, of games CONFIRMED to be coming out next year, I’d have to say i’m most looking forward to Pokemon Black and White, as well as the Nintendo 3DS.

    Asking a gamer their favourite game of all time is a bit like asking a parent who their favourite child is. If I had to make a choice, It would probably be Diablo II, followed very, very closely by Half-Life 2, Fallout 3 and Red Alert 2.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    Human… I think

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Minecraft (Who isn’t?).
    Amnesia: The Dark Decent. Can you enjoy this? I think of it as a cheap laxative.
    Garry’s Mod.
    Mount and Blade: Warband

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Guild Wars 2

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus

  • 1. Hi Mark. I’m Mike. I’ve been posting on here for a couple of years now.

    2. I am playing through Assassin’s Creed II currently on the 360. I’m loving it. Being passionate about the actual country Italy and its rich history, this title ticks boxes that don’t often get ticked in action/adventure games for me.

    3. Bioshock Infinite & Deus Ex: Human Evolution

    4. Half Life 2 and the GTA series (most notably GTA: Vice City).

  • Hi Mark (and everyone else)

    There’s a lot of posts here, I hope you have time to read them all :p

    My name’s Justin, and I’m an alcoholic. I mean, I’m 19 years old, and I’ve been playing games as long as I can remember. First game was probably Commander Keen or Wolfenstein… I honestly couldn’t tell you, but my dad was into computer hardware, so that’s why it wasn’t Mario or Sonic. Never had a console until the early naughties.

    Right now, I’m the opposite of a PC gamer (I guess you’d call that a console gamer?) I may have grown up on computers until about 2003, but I do not delude myself… it’s 360 and PS3 for me now, I go where the games are. Currently jumping between a few games, I’ve got a lot to play… but most regularly, Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2 and Halo Reach… and on the side, Demon’s Souls, Dead Rising 2 and some others I can’t remember.

    2011? How can I not say Duke Nukem Forever? …Rage is high on my list as well. There are loads of others… I should get a job. I can has job at Kotaku? =D

    Favourite game of all time? Doom… hypocritical coming from someone who claims to be a console gamer, I know, but I say again, I go with the times. Doom is my favourite because it symbolises everything I like about games. Atmosphere, art style and run and gun FPS gameplay… among other things. Close runner up of course would be the original Halo. *gasp* Most would deny it, but the simple fact is, Halo changed everything.

    Anywho, I won’t go on and bore anyone further! Thanks, Justin.

    • Also, does anyone know why I can’t connect through Facebook any more?

      It’s weird, the little window comes up and it just stays white and says done in the corner…? =/

  • Hey Serells

    I always post using a random made up name on the spot on Kotaku. Don’t ask why. You can probably track me by I.P. or something.

    At the moment I’m playing Super Mario All-Stars on Super Nintendo, Homeworld on PC and Yoshi’s Cookie on GameBoy.

    The game I’m looking most forward to in 2011 is nothing. I’ll have to tone down my gaming, stick to my backlog and study hard next year. I am hoping for a re-release of Shenmue on XBLA however (and any other dreamcast re-releases SEGA will be doing).

    My favourite game of all time is Mother 3 on the GBA. It’s the sequel to Earthbound and never made it to an English version. It is honestly one of the most mature stories I’ve seen in a video game.

    While on favourites, I should also mention Half Life 2, Rise of Nations, Fallout 2, Oblivion, Metal Gear Solid, Chrono Trigger DS, Pokemon, A Link to the Past, Street Fighter…and I’ll stop for now.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    26. Public servant. First game ever bought for myselfwas Bungie’s Marathon in 1994 on a Mac. 😛 Mostly a PC gamer but also have a 360. More singleplayer than multiplayer because of time constraints. I love a good narrative and setting in my games. (And gameplay of course).

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    King Arthur: The Role Playing Wargame. Second attempt. Damn challenging RTS / RPG hybrid from Eastern Europe. One reviewer said – “If Total War and Heroes of Might and Magic had a love child this would be it.” About right.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution because…

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    Deus Ex. Just a brilliant game where you take so many approaches to situations.

  • Howdy! I r the welbot! I’m your friendly neighbourhood artist type guy. Married to a super cute Shanghainese gamer girl and we tend to spend a lot of our spare time..surprise surprise.. gaming! I’ve worked for several local and international game developers over the years doing 3d models and animations, and I’ve also done tv shows and other presentation animations for a variety of groups.
    My first gaming machine was an Atari 2600, and have very fond memories of wasting plenty of my life with it and other machines throughout my life 😉
    Currently I’m working my way through hordes of zombies in Dead Rising 2 and loving every minute of it!
    What I’m looking forward to most next year would without a doubt have to be Heroes of Might and Magic 6!
    As for favourite game of all time.. super tough. I have a soft spot in my heart for the oldies like zelda on snes, but I can’t deny how many hours I’ve spent wasting playing things like Industry Giant 2. The whole Might and Magic series (inc Heroes) has a special place in my heart too. Not very definitive, but I’m sure it’s enough to get the drift of what I’m all about 😉

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    27. Working as a Gameplay Programmer at Blue Tongue in Melbourne. First game I ever worked on was Dead Space.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Splitting my time between minecraft and a second playthrough of Assassins Creed 2. Minecraft is one of the most insanely addictive games I have ever played, and I still can’t work out why.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    If you said 2010 I’d say Rock Band 3, cos I spend too much money on that series. But for 2011 I’d say Deus Ex: Human Revolution, because from what I’ve seen so far it looks amazing.

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    Has to be Wonderboy III : The Dragons Trap on Sega Master System. Amazing Metroid-vania style platform RPG, well ahead of it’s time. I think I’ve played through it atleast 10 times by now.

  • ‘sup dude.

    I tend to go by the name Iggy. 20 years old and studying music at uni, though the course absolutely sucks ass. Play guitar and love to rock out to Dream Theater. I’ll be doing my Masters of secondary education next year and I’m also quite poor due to hardly getting any shifts at work.

    I’m currently playing Halo Reach and Mass Effect 2 and a bunch of Dsiware. I feel like I’m so close to getting every achievement in Halo Reach, but getting the rank of Major seems to far away given I don’t have a Gold account – so I’ve been doing all them campaign commendations and whatever challenge pops up for single player. I imagine it’ll take even longer to get Lt. Colonel. I’ll get there one day. oh and Mass Effect 2 is the bomb. I’ve been so hooked on it. I shouldn’t be playing it ’cause I’ve got a ton of essays that need writing but it’s quite addictive.

    Next year, Gears of War 3 and Zelda look to be the must have games for now. I’m not really aware of what else is coming out though 😛

    Any of the following series are my favourite: Halo, Mario, Metroid, Zelda, GTA, and I’ll add Pokemon in there for good measure ’cause I find it so easy to clock 70 hours without realising it.

  • Hi Mark, nice to meet you in disembodied internet sort of way.

    I’m Aidan, 19, uni student (political junkie) and occasional llama enthusiast. Currently studying international politics and Chinese language in chilly, artistic Melbourne.

    At the moment I’m trying to get back into Dragon Age, at least I will when the horrendous piles of uni work die down. It’s pretty awesome, except for the freaking spiders.

    As for 2011? Probably Mass Effect 3, if it comes around by then. Big fan of the series so far.

    My favourite game of all time is difficult. I have a soft spot for Deus Ex (the storytelling was amazing), but I’d have to pick Knights of the Old Republic for sheer brilliance and engagement. You can tell I love Bioware 🙂

  • Name is sarujin,

    25 year old gamer, Engineer during the day, working in the offshore oil and gas industry.

    I’m currently playing Dead Rising 2, and enjoying it immensely.

    The game I’m most looking forward to in 2011 is Dead Space 2. Dead Space was the biggest surprise game for me in 2008, and became my favourite of that year.

    My favourite game of all time is probably Total Annihilation, I spent years playing it after release.

  • Let see;

    19, studying Multimedia, I game & I love music.

    Currently playing WoW, L4D 1 & 2 (due to the DLC) & Fallout 3 for the millionth time because it’s so awesome.

    Portal 2, can’t think of anything else off hand that I am excited for.

    Fallout 3, Half Life Series, GTA Series & Portal are my all time favourites.

  • Hey Mark! Welcome ^_^
    I’m 19, currently on a GAP year before uni, been surrounded by video games since my dad played Mario Kart with his best mate, to which i was only 2 years old.

    Currently playing GH:WoR and loving it, a brilliant setlist. Also playing the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood MP Beta, enjoying it, but it still needs work.

    Cannot wait for Duke Nukem Forever, been a fan since my grandfather introduced it to me on his old DOS comp. I know, old school huh!

    Favourite game of all time would have to be Prince of Persia: Sands of Time…simply excellent, though, many many hours of Transport Tycoon sure put it at a close 2nd.

    Enjoy your stay at Kotaku!

  • NAME: Peter

    A BIT ABOUT ME: School teacher. Main hobbies include video games, movies and the theatre. That doesn’t, however, make me gay. :-p

    PLAYING RIGHT NOW: Batman Arkham Asylum.
    I eventually bought it because I’d heard so much good stuff about it. So far… meh, it’s all right. Admiteddly, I’m only about an hour into it, but it isn’t grabbing me.

    Half-Life 2.
    I think I’m getting near the end. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this game for the past year. I thought the first hour was amongst some of the best, most immersive storytelling gaming I’d ever experienced… and then it just turned into a generic shooting game. (sigh) So much potential, lost… Still, I’ll play through to the end, ever-hopeful that the story will become awesome again.

    2011 GAMES MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO: Hmmmm… not sure. Probably just see what’s on the 3DS. If Xenoblade gets a Western release, I’ll be right into that. I’d love to say I’m excited for Skyward Sword, but I’m just not. 🙁

    FAVOURITE GAME(S): Super Metroid is definitely one of them. I’d have to include a Zelda game, either Link To The Past or Twilight Princess. And I’d also need a Final Fantasy… toss-up between FF6 and FF8.

  • I am Randeep. I like cake.

    The end.

    Or not.

    I’m just goofing around with AC:II, Brotherhood Beta and trying to platinum inFamous (Damned Blast shards. Seriously, 350 of them? WHY??). ‘m just waiting for Enslaved to come in, I ordered it from the UK.

    What I’m looking forward to most next year? I can’t choose. You can choose for me, from:
    LBP2, Portal 2, Gears 3, inFamous 2, Arkham City, The Last Guardian, and hopefully a soon to be announced Uncharted 3.

    Favourite game of all time? Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. 😀

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    -I’m female, currently in my final year of high school.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    -Currently playing Persona 3: Fes. Why yes I am enjoying it, but I played it after P4 so I get the feeling as if I went backwards in terms of gameplay and character development. I am still enjoying it regardless!

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    -I really don’t know, since I’m on an Atlus roll here, maybe Catherine or one of the new SMT games they said they’re planning on working on right now. That and actually installing Starcraft 2. I’ve had it since release but I refuse to tough it until after exams 🙁

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    -It’s a tie between Starcraft and Super Mario Bros on the Famicom.

  • Im Alex. teenager in Tassie,15(not one of the douchey ones on something like MW2). Play on 360 and pc, but im a noob to pc.I have a job… a shit one. hopefully move into something ICT BUT MY SCHOOL HAS HARDLY ANY CLASSES ON IT NEXT YEAR BUT THEY HAVE 5 ARTS/DESIGN CLASSES. Sorry, I hate my school.

    Atthe moment im playing Halo Reach, TF2, CS:S, Fallout 3, Minecraft and other random stuff. Halo is still pretty good. CS:S is hard as balls.

    I hardly know what is coming out in 2011 so nothing atm.

    Favourite game of all time: Halo 1, Halo 2. I love lots of other stuff.

  • My name is Tom. I’m a croupier. It’s an interesting job but has its problems like any other.

    I was playing Assassin’s Creed 2 earlier until it abruptly crashed on me. I’m liking it quite a lot. It’s really improved on the first game in every way. Only problem I have with it is one it shares with the first, in how the auto-positioning when jumping is often inaccurate, not where you want to be, and at times not working at all. That aside, it’s great.

    I’m most looking forward to Project Dark, but that probably won’t be out until 2012. Barring that, I’d go with Catherine.

    My favourite game ever is Chrono Cross. It had its problems, most stemming from being rushed to completion. But it’s a game with such a great story and wealth of content that I always find new things and make new connections even after playing it over a dozen times. It helps that it’s also one of the prettiest games on the PS1 and also has the best soundtrack of any game, ever.

  • I keep stuffing this up, so I will try again…

    WHAT ABOUT ME?
    My name is Brett and I’m 28, male and live on the Central Coast. Work resides in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney as a Reporting & Scheduling Co-Ordinator, though there are plenty of other hats I wear unofficially.

    Gaming was introduced to me through the Atari 2600 and the C64, then moved onto the NES, MD and PSone which turned me into the PS fanboy that I am (PS2, PSP & PS3). Of note, is that I do own a Wii and 360 also. Probably one of the only people that have never owned a Gameboy/DS variant. The 3DS is looming to change that though.

    I’m a sucker for Collector’s Editions and all the dodgy special crap that publishers like to throw at us.

    Tragic and long suffering North Sydney/Central Coast Bears fan also, looking forward to being back in the NRL back in 2013!

    WHAT’S IN MY SLOT?
    At the moment it’s a mixed bag, chopping and changing from :
    Mafia II
    Dead Rising 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Tumble
    Sports Champions

    There are plently of others that get a run in, but still not making a dent in the pile of shame that floats around, some of examples of games on that list of never loaded or played for under an hour include…
    Dead Space, Bioshock 2, Bayonetta, Darksiders, Demon Souls, Fallout 3 (and all the DLC), Transformers : War For Cybertron, Dragon Age, 3D Dot Heroes, Alpha Protocol, Afrika, and this is a shortened list of PS3 only! :p

    WHAT’S HOT IN 2011!
    The Last Guardian & ICO/SOTC Collection.

    There are plently of other games that are already on the “To Be Purchased” list, which I’m sure till continue the pile of shame growth, but whilst there is already an impressive list of titles for 2011, it’s best not to think of them at this point, as there are plenty of quality titles still to come in the last few months of 2010.

    FAVOURITE. GAME. EVER.
    Overall, probably Grand Theft Auto : Vice City, there was just so much awesome about the game, it was great fun and the style and overall attention to detail at the time was incredible.

    There are plenty of other games that are high on the list though, Super Mario Bros 3 is a classic, Gran Turismo series and another series of games that has a special place in my heart is the WipEout series.

    Particularly WipEout Fusion, it wasn’t the strongest in the series, actually regarding racing and time trials it’s probably the weakest of the series. However, the game was made through Zone Mode, when they introduced this, it was an instant addiction and led to my only real gaming accomplishment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0EL_bo_n3Y

    Note : this vid was made almost 10 years ago and I only had a crummy VHS recorder, so it looks fugly. Anyone, for anyone that is aware of Zone Mode for Fusion, the number of Zones is in the top left corner, it was an edited clip of a run that last 25mins in total, 15mins of that was at the highest speed the game could do. 😉

  • Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    I’m a thirty something married dude that loves gadgets and has been fascinated with gaming since my folks surprised me and my sister with a NES. I probably spend more time per week follow gaming news than I actually spend playing games, despite owning Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, iPhone and iPad.
    I’m currently enrolled in a short course on 3D games development with the iOS but are quickly realising games development is a creative time consuming process and hard to balance between a 40 hour a week skilled office job.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Currently I’m really struggling to find time to play anything; I bought Halo: Reach at midnight and even took the following day off to really sink my teeth in it. I managed a very enjoyable six hours of the main campaign, but have only managed to find about two more hours to play since. Ironically I recently clocked up the 5 hour achievement for Angry Birds on my iPhone so go figure.

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    I guess having traded in my PS2 for a Xbox because of Halo I’m hanging out for the HD Ico and Shadow of the Colossus bundle that is coming to PS3. I’m also looking forward to having purchased my first house so I regain some of my weekends back and can give my own pile of shame a nudge.

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    I’m horrible with favourites of any kind, I could tell you my favourite song or movie so I’ll name my four most influential games in no particular order of the last twenty years.
    * Super Mario Bros (NES)
    * Warcraft II (PC)
    * World of Warcraft (PC)
    * Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)

    More insight in my psyche can be found at the link of my name.

  • Regular Kotaku reader here who does not have the ability to post witty comments (sigh). I’m 20 years old, uni student, probably one of the very few people here who have two X chromosomes (yes I’m a girl :P). I’m not really a hardcore gamer myself, just finished Splinter Cell Conviction story mode on my bf’s XBOX 360. I can’t remember what games are coming out next year, but the most recent upcoming release I’m excited for would be Fable 3! I liked Fable 2 a lot, and the voice acting cast in Fable 3 is epic. My favourite game would be Plants vs Zombies (both on PC & XBOX).

  • I’m Doug obviously.
    I’m a Uni student, in the middle of my degree, at Monash uni in Clayton. I enjoy watching anime, taking long walks on the beach…
    At the moment I’m playing Pokemon Black (but I’m only a beginner at Japanese, so I’m missing most of the story), and Etrian Odyssey 3 (which is completely spirit breaking). I’m looking forward to Rage in ’11, perhaps a bit of Crysis 2 (although the multiplayer aspect looks abysmal at the moment, closer to home I after the big FPS games and the RPGs that don’t give you too much freedom.
    While I don’t have a favourite game of all time I do enjoy Mass Effect, Halo, Fable, the first 2 splinter cells, and the fist and third of the 3D graphics Prince of Persia games.

  • Howdy.

    34 year old socially awkward mother of two. I tend to be conversationally sporadic but I see everything. Err, well most stuff.

    In my 2-ish hours of solo gaming a day (gifted to me by my son’s naptime) I’m playing Mass Effect 2. I love it because it’s Mass Effect but I’m not a shooter-y type of gamer so I’m finding those FPS-type setpieces tedious.
    In my after-dinner gametime, after my husband plays Red Dead Redemption(which I’m finding it awfully fun to watch) we’re currently playing and having a lot of fun with the new Guitar Hero. I’m better than him, by the way. 😛

    I’m most looking forward to The Last Guardian and The Last Story.

    Favourite game of all time? Planescape:Torment. Although I do replay FFVIII most years. Hmmm, and I played Morrowind for most of a year…nope, I was right the first time. Planescape.

    Anyways, have fun in your new role Sir, and I’m looking forward to more golden nuggets like “old bean” from you, not to mention hearing Kotaku in my head in a Sean Connery voice.

  • I’m Anna! I play vide games, roller derby, and study economics. In that order.

    I’m alternating my time between Pokemon Soul Silver, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead (Expert) and Half Life.

    In 2011, I’m looking forward to the new Bioshock. It could happen.

    Favourite game of all time would have to be…a toss up between Mass Effect 2 and Doom 3. I like alien romance and rad sniper rifles, but I like killing things with a chainsaw too.

  • Hey. My name is Jon. I’m 28 years old and I’m a network tech in Brisbane. Getting the time-balance of career, love, health and video games seems to keep me pretty busy these days. I’m a PC gamer only. Consoles just don’t interest me.

    Playing a lot of TF2 still. Kind of sad really. I just love it and come back to it every few weeks or so after stopping. Every time I come back something has changed or been added. Not liking the store thing that came out recently and as a result may decide to finally uninstall it from my drive.

    I’m looking forward to the Batman sequel and the PC upgrade it will bring about.

  • Hi Mark

    The name’s Simon. I just turned 22 yesterday and I’m currently a Networking Trainee on my final year in Melbourne. I’m a passionate PC gamer with some PS3 on the side. (Used to be PS2 until my last CRT monitor rolled over… I’ll miss playing kingdom hearts :(…) I’m one of those more quiet ones that comes here daily but doesn’t post very often (I was formerly Drag0nman but changed to Tech Knight as my alias :P) I’m always up for a PC game or PS3 game online with a mature player, not a 13 year old who sleeps with his mic at night cuz he loves screaming in it so much :P.

    I’m currently playing Civ 5 since I just got that from my birthday from my older brother, lots of my free time will be lost on that game, it’s bloody awesome. The gameplay is so much more balanced and strategic, no more stack clashes and stack steamrollers coming out of nowhere… those gave me such frustration. On the PS3 I’m currently going through Infamous after playing through Uncharted 1 and 2. I want to play them again on harder difficulties later so can’t wait to do that.

    The current games I’m looking forward to (might not be limited to 2011) are the next Deus Ex, never played the earlier ones but I heard nothing but good things about its predecessors, so I want to give it a whirl. I’m also looking forward to Heroes of Might and Magic 6 (Loved it since the very first one), Diablo 3, Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever and the very game that Valve broke my heart on, Half life 2: episode 3, which I really hope will come one day.

    My favourite game/s of all time would have to be the kingdom hearts series, absolutely loved it from start to finish on both of them. I really hope one day they make the third for the PS3.

    Thank you for your time in reading this Mark 🙂

  • hey peter here

    Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)

    i goto QUT in brisbane studying to be a game designer so and i love all my platforms but my baby is still my ps3 to many good memories with sony.

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?

    i just finsihed grim fandango for the first time and absolutley loved it story was so interesting, though controls are obviously quite dated. otherwise im reaching it up with friends at the moment which is also fun

    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.

    Portal 2 without a doubt and twisted metal

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time?

    metal gear solid (psx)

  • Father

    Conker Live and Reloaded, Oblivion. Enjoying yes.

    Castlevania

    Donkey kong Country 2 Diddy’d Kong Quest

  • eh, why not? 8D

    Tell me a bit about yourself (keep it clean!)
    I’m Michael… clearly, I’m male… also clearly… I think. >_> Oh, and I’m ~13~ XD

    I’m addicted to JRPG’s, and I watch a great deal of anime. 😀

    Tell me what you’re playing right now Are you enjoying it?
    Right now I’m playing Bayonetta for the XBOX360. It’s pretty fun, the soundtrack is quite good, and the gameplay is epic <3
    Tell me what game you’re most looking forward to in 2011.
    Tales of the Abyss 3DS, assuming it gets localised.

    And finally, what’s your favourite game of all time.
    Kingdom Hearts, due to an epic storyline, a beautiful soundtrack and sound gameplay.

    fin.

  • Hi Mark, it’s me, Blaghman. Late to the party, as usual. Since I’ve forgotten the questions, I want you to imagine this in an annoying voice, like an over-enthusiastic salesman, or one of those people who performs for kids!

    What games am I playing? Well I’m glad you asked! I’m currently playing Pokemon, and Starcraft 2! I think you know a little about me anyway, what with me posting this six months late, but I’ll fill you in. My favourite game of all time is probably Oni, the exceedingly flawed, incomplete but released game from Bungie! It’s always such a shame when a good premise is wasted, and Oni certainly has its problems, but that’s not the point of this! I also enjoy dancing, and singing to Queen songs, but you definitely know that last one! I’ll admit, the game I’m looking forward to the most this year is Skyrim, but that won’t be announced for another two months. Did I remember to mention that not only am I a doctor, I’m also The Doctor! I travel through time, healing reticulated splines!

    Well, I think that’s enough about me, if you want to know more, you can always just ask me!

    ENTHUSIASM!

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